The 20 takeaways that have made it through to the next round of judging for the Fish & Shop of the Year Award have been revealed.
Belmont Bay Fish Bar, Harrow, London
Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Grampian
Dolphin Takeaway, Duncannon, Country Tyrone
Fiddlers Elbow, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
Fish ‘n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset
Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove, Chester, Cheshire
French’s Fish Shop, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Hiks, Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hook & Line, Leeds, West Yorkshire
HOOKED@31, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Aberdeen, Grampian
Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Rockfish, Brixham, Brixham, Devon
Seafare Guildford, Guildford, Surrey
Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria
The Bearded Sailor, Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Chip Shed , Warwick, Warwickshire
The Cod’s Scallops, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Frying Squad, Bangor, County Down
Walnut Tree Traditional Fish and Chips, Milton Keynes, Hertfordshire
The Top 20 will now go in to a draw - taking place at 11am today at Krispies Fish and Chips, Exmouth, Devon - to determine who they will each compete against in the next round of judging, after which the final ten will be announced.
Marcus Coleman, chief executive officer at Seafish, says: “Fish and chips is the healthiest of the traditional takeaways, and we’re pleased to say that the quality on offer across the UK is just as healthy, if not more so, than it was when we launched these awards 32 years ago. It’s not easy to break in to the Top 20, so every one of these businesses should be celebrating today.
“Our judges really do scrutinise every aspect of running a fish and chip business, so reaching this stage is a real achievement. If you see your local shop on the list, get down there tonight and show your support. Best of luck to all of them in the next round.”
The winner of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards in London on 23rd January 2020.